Episode 34: Hammer and Hockey
Mark Hammerstrom (AKA Hammer) spent the first 18 years of his life in Metro Chicago with Summer trips to Florida to spend time with his grandparents. His grandparents happened to be friends with the charismatic and longtime manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda. As you'll hear, Mark has fond memories of Coach Lasorda. After high school, Mark went from the Chicago area to Georgia Southern University, causing a certain degree of culture shock. After college, one of his first jobs was working for the cleverly named Bankers' Bank in Atlanta. As a massive lover of sports, Mark has always been a hockey fan. Amazingly, he started playing in his forties and loves every minute on the ice. Mark and his wife drove 8+ hours from Atlanta to hang out with Paul and his wife. During that visit, we had a chance sit down and record this conversation.